Huge win for car owners! All TSBs to be made public. The Center for Auto Safety just made the NHTSA (US Government) make public the full text of all TSBs from now on. They are the same organization that has petitioned the NHTSA & filed lawsuits to protect car owners over exploding gas tanks & other major safety issues. Whenever you drive in your car, you are safer thanks in part to a lot of work over the years by this small but very effective consumer advocacy group.

Please take a moment & say thank you by donating $5 or whatever you can to the Center for Auto Safety. Notes: The 2004-2006 Nissan Maxima has widespread transmission problems. It starts with the vehicle jerking when shifting, & progresses to full-blown transmission failure.

Maxima owners report spending $3,000 to replace the transmission, typically around when the odometer hits 100,000 miles.

There's a class action lawsuit filed in late 2011, & it is still in the "discovery" stage. Apparently, these things take time ... far too much time.


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
500 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2005 Nissan Maxima steering problems

steering problem

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2005 Nissan Maxima Owner Comments

problem #1

May 252005

Maxima 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 500 miles


Purchased a 2005 Nissan Maxima in December 2004. By March of 2005, the strut assemblies (both) had been replaced 3 times and the vehicle was in an additional time for the same complaint of noise in the strut assembly but was repaired to no avail. May 25, 2005: Noise in the front end again. Upon inspection from the authorized Nissan dealership in corpus christi, tx, it was said that the noise was coming from a faulty rack and pinion. Prior to this (upon conclusion that the struts needed to be replaced a third time), I asked Nissan to buy back the vehicle. They refused. This vehicle's front end is not repairable and hazardous. The car, at this time, has 17K miles and needs to be either replaced or bought back.

- Corpus Christi, TX, USA

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